Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-14-2011, 06:10 AM   #1
danliveshere
Senior Member
 
danliveshere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cairns , Australia
Posts: 590
Default australian nationals 2010 short video

Here's a youtube link if anyone wants to see the early ford v8 nationals in Australia 2010. Was a beautiful weekend- except I was driving a
rentacar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLTPLVRkQLk
danliveshere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 07:12 AM   #2
flathead4rd
Senior Member
 
flathead4rd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 424
Default Re: australian nationals 2010 short video

Nice looking bunch of cars. Thanks for posting.
flathead4rd is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 03-14-2011, 07:29 AM   #3
Sid the Maineiac
Senior Member
 
Sid the Maineiac's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Norridgewock,Maine
Posts: 633
Default Re: australian nationals 2010 short video

Thanks for the pics! Never realized that Ford made the Utes for so many years.Really enjoyed looking at all the oldFords coming through the gate,too!
Sid the Maineiac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2011, 10:14 PM   #4
Graeme / New Zealand
Senior Member
 
Graeme / New Zealand's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lower Hutt , New Zealand
Posts: 1,773
Default Re: australian nationals 2010 short video

Austrailan Lew Bandt ? invented the Ford Ute. I think he might have died as a result of pranging a 34 one he owned...someone will correct me if I'm wrong. Also the 46/48 Coupes that are RHD would have probably been imported from New Zealand as FOMOCO Australia didn't make them but they made some interesting local bodies such as coupe utes, roadster utes convertables you would not see in the US. Even 32/34 Seds and cpes had more wood content and different profiles to their US counterparts.

Any one notice the English V* Pilot hiding behind the 52 Peppermint Ford?

GB
__________________
"you can't make honey out of dog sh*t"

"You're a long time looking at the lid"
Graeme / New Zealand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2011, 11:50 PM   #5
Manuel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: ACT Australia
Posts: 444
Default Re: australian nationals 2010 short video

Did we get 46 - 48 coupes here?

Manuel in Oz
Manuel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 12:16 AM   #6
Tudortomnz
Senior Member
 
Tudortomnz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canterbury, New Zealand
Posts: 1,229
Default Re: australian nationals 2010 short video

Manuel, Australia made the fordor sedans both Ford & Mercury, also the coupe utility & commercial cabs but a different tray to that made in Nth america. These were all stamped in Australia but not too sure about fenders & bonnets/hoods
New Zealand assembled the Nth american fordors, business coupe & clubman coupe, [ 'sedan coupe'] & the commercial cabs & box. Delivery bodies were fabricated here from the doors back & look similar to US type. A very few convertibles may have come in also.
Ford Australia actually did import some 'woodies' during the War for the Armed Forces as the govt. ban on fully imported cars into Australia did not seem to be in force then.
Tudortomnz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 02:04 AM   #7
52merc
Senior Member
 
52merc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: new zealand
Posts: 1,054
Default Re: australian nationals 2010 short video

How come theres ohv mercs at a early v8 national ??????????????????
52merc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 08:29 AM   #8
YBlockHead
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11
Default Re: australian nationals 2010 short video

What's all the green stuff on the ground? Love to have that weather. Thanks for sharing.
YBlockHead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 11:01 AM   #9
c-gor
Member
 
c-gor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 40
Default Re: australian nationals 2010 short video

The Australian 1954 Ford's and Mercury's were still flathead models. The OHV V-8 was not introduced until 1955. In fact the 1954 Ford dashboard was the same as the 1953.
c-gor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 04:19 PM   #10
BrianCT
Senior Member
 
BrianCT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Windham, CT
Posts: 692
Default Re: australian nationals 2010 short video

Very nice. Was 38 the last roadster 'down under'?
__________________
[FONT=Comic Sans MS]
BrianCT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2011, 01:25 AM   #11
Graeme / New Zealand
Senior Member
 
Graeme / New Zealand's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lower Hutt , New Zealand
Posts: 1,773
Default Re: australian nationals 2010 short video

If you mean roadster by no wind up windows but side curtains... I'm pretty certain there was a 39 roadster. I remember seeing a picture on one in Aussie "Restored Cars" magazine years ago. I think they were a "decapitated" version of the 37/38 long door club coupes as produced in the US.

GB
__________________
"you can't make honey out of dog sh*t"

"You're a long time looking at the lid"
Graeme / New Zealand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2011, 01:28 AM   #12
Graeme / New Zealand
Senior Member
 
Graeme / New Zealand's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lower Hutt , New Zealand
Posts: 1,773
Default Re: australian nationals 2010 short video

further to above these had a rear seat so it didn't have the sleek long deck like the US one, probably not a true roadster but it did have side curtains.

GB
__________________
"you can't make honey out of dog sh*t"

"You're a long time looking at the lid"
Graeme / New Zealand is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:17 PM.